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Initiative for Gender Violence Prevention

Our mission is to build a bridge between prevention education and the community while also providing assistance for all members of the community who have been victimized by any and all acts of violence.


Community Resources

  • Faculty
    Name Department Research
    Tracey, Martin Biology DNA Forensics, Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence
    Femenia, Nora Center for Labor & Research Studies Training and Coaching in Dispute Resolution and Systems, Dignity and Domestic Violence, Social Action
    Kitterlin, Miranda Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management Issues Facing Women in Hospitality Including Sexual Harassment, Sex Worker Trauma and Addiction, Strip Club Worker Studies, and Leadership
    Kenny, Maureen C. Leadership and Professional Studies Child sexual abuse prevention, compliance with mandatory reporting of child maltreatment, cultural issues in child maltreatment
    Desrayaud, Nathalie Communication Arts Conflict between same and opposite sex friends
    Aaron, Sharon Counseling & Psychological Services Victim Empowerment Program Domestic Violence, Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence, Stalking
    Cohn, Ellen Criminal Justice Domestic Violence, Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence
    Kakar, Suman Criminal Justice Labor and Sex, Family Violence, Gangs, International Criminal Justice Systems, Juvenile Delinquency, Minorities and Crime, Environmental Justice and Crime, Violence in Schools, Methods for Evaluating Crime Prevention Efforts
    Barrett, Lynne English Crime Fiction; fiction about relationships where gender and power are explored
    Donoso, Maria Earth and Environment Vulnerability of women as water providers/fetchers, especially in areas of conflict
    Oueslati-Porter, Claire Global and Sociocultural Studies Gender and violence in export processing zones in North Africa. Cultural dynamics of family violence and women’s participation in the workforce. Gender and violence in educational settings
    Marrero, Yamile Health Services Administration Human Trafficking for Health Science Professional
    Wood, Kristen History Women as Aggressors, Early Social, Economic and U.S. Political History with emphasis on Women, Gender and Slavery
    Villar, Maria Elena Journalism and Mass Communication Domestic Violence Prevention and Outreach
    Carpenter, Eric Law How legal systems process sexual assault cases, particularly military legal systems
    Schreiber Compo, Nadja Legal Psychology Victim and Witness Memory/Interviewing (including those of children and drunk witnesses)
    Shrage, Laurie Philosophy Sexual Health, Sexual Harassment, Human Trafficking and Forced Prostitution, Forced Sterilization, Violence Against Women Activism, Relation Between Violence Against Women and Marriage Laws, HIV/AIDS Epidemic, Forced Marriage, War Rape and Sexual Slavery During Military Conflict, Sexual Orientation and Bias/Hate Crime Victimization
    Eaton, Asia Psychology Relationships Between Social Power and Gender, Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence, Women as Aggressors, School-Based Preparedness and Intervention Programs, Violence Prevention
    Malloy, Lindsay Psychology Child Maltreatment Disclosure, Investigative Interviewing Techniques
    Stephens, Dionne Psychology Socio-Historical Factors Shaping Minority Populations’ Sexual Health Processes, with emphasis on Gender and Ethnic/Racial Identity Development
    Zwingel, Susanne Politics and International Relations Feminism and International Relations, Domestic Violence, Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence, Violence Prevention, Female Genital Mutilation, Sexual Health, Forced Sterilization, Violence Against Women Activism, War Rape and Sexual Slavery During Military Conflict
    Madhivnanan, Purnima Public Health Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence, Sexual Health, Forced Sterilization, and HIV/AIDs
    Paul-Ward, Amy Occupational Therapy Domestic Violence, Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence, Sexual Health, and HIV/AIDS
    Richard Beaulaurier Social Work Interpersonal Violence and Older Women, Domestic Violence
    Miguez, Maria School of Integrated Science and Humanity Sexual Health, HIV/AIDS, and Violent Neighborhoods
    Rose, Suzanna School of Integrated Science and Humanity Romantic Relationships, Sexual Orientation and Bias, Domestic Violence
    Moura-Kocoglu, Michaela Women's and Gender Studies Domestic Violence, Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence, Human Trafficking and Forced Prostitution, War Rape and Sexual Slavery During Military Conflict
    Burns, Vicki Women's and Gender Studies Violence Prevention, Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence, Violence Against Women Activism
    Sandy Skelaney Women's and Gender Studies Director of the Initiative for Gender Violence Prevention, Ending sex trafficking and violence against children, Human Rights Advocacy, Intimate Partner Violence, and Violence Against LGBTQ Individual
    Darici, Yesim Women's and Gender Studies Women’s Rights, Violence Against Women Activism

Courses

  • African and African Diaspora Studies
    • AFA 3353 Gender and Sexualities in Sub-Saharan African Contexts
    • AFA 4372 Hip Hop Race, Gender & Sex
  • Asian Studies
    • CPO 4401 The Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • College of Law
    • LAW 6293 Conflict Prevention and Community Improvement
    • LAW 6936 Sexual Violence Against Women
    • LAW 6236 Women and the Law: Comparative and Global Considerations
    • LAW 6235 Women and the Law
  • Criminal Justice
    • CCJ 4694 Human Trafficking
    • CCJ 6696 Human Trafficking
    • CCJ 4641 Terrorism & Violence in Criminal Justice
    • CCJ 4663 Women, Crime and the Criminal Justice System
  • Communication Arts
    • COM 4462 Conflict Management
  • Economics
    • ECS 3021 Women, Culture, and Economic Development
    • ECP 3254 Women, Men, and Work in the USA
  • English
    • LIN 4651 Gender and Language
  • Global and Socio-Cultural Studies
    • ANT 3302 Anthropology of Sex and Gender
    • GEO 4412 Geography and Gender
    • SYD 3650 Sociology of Gender and Power in Asia
    • SYD 3804 Sociology of Gender
    • SYD 4702 Race, Gender, Sexuality: Entanglements Across Time and Space
    • SYD 4800 Sociological Theories of Gender
    • SYD 5708 Advanced Race, Gender, Sexuality: Entanglements Across Time and Space
    • ANT 4406 Anthropology of War and Violence
    • SYP 4562 Domestic Violence
    • SYP 4410 Social Conflict
  • History
    • AMH 4671 Race, Gender, Science in the Atlantic World
    • ASH 4614 History of Women and Gender in the Modern Middle East
    • EUH 4610 Women and Gender in Europe, 1750-Present
    • HIS 3314 Women and Gender in Medieval Eurasia
    • HIS 4315 Gendered History of the Body
  • Humanities
    • HUM 3304 Values in Conflict
  • Labor Center
    • LBS 3480 Introduction to Conflict Resolution
    • LBS 3482 Methods of Conflict Resolution
    • LBS 4210 Women & Work
    • LBS 4483 Organizational Conflict
    • LBS 4484 Applying Conflict Resolution Techniques
    • LBS 4487 Conflict Theories
    • LBS 5485 Fundamentals of Conflict Resolution
    • LBS 5486 Dynamics of Conflict Management
  • Nursing and Health Sciences
    • HSA 4431 Values, Ethics, and Conflict Resolution in Health and Urban Affairs
  • Politics and International Relations
    • INR 3030 Diplomacy
    • INR 3061 Conflict, Security and Peace Studies in INR
    • INR 5062 War, Peace and Conflict Resolution in INR
    • INR 5256 Conflict and Peacemaking in Africa
    • POS 4152 Conflict and Change in American Cities
    • CPO 4401 The Arab-Israeli Conflict
    • INR 4085 Women and Men in International Relations
    • POS 4605 Gender Justice
    • CPO 4057 Political Violence and Revolution
    • CCJ 4661 Terrorism and Violence in Criminal Justice
  • Religion
    • RLG 5149 Religion, Violence, and Conflict
    • REL 3148 Violence and the Sacred
    • REL 3154 Gender, Religion, and Nature
    • REL 3171 Sex and Religion
    • REL 3671 Jews, Sex, and Gender
    • REL 4364 Interpreting the Quran: Gender and Jihad
    • RLG 5366 Advanced Interpretation of the Quran: Gender and Jihad
    • RLG 5620 Kabbalah and Gender
  • Public Administration
    • PAD 4046 Values, Ethics, and Conflict Resolution
  • Center for Women’s and Gender Studies
    • WST 3120 Global Women’s Writing: Gendered Experiences Across Societies and Cultures
    • WST 4930 Special Topics: Sex Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery